The Baltic Circle festivals have been organized in Helsinki since 2000, starting from 2007 annually. The festivals showcase the newest trends in contemporary theatre and serve as an important meeting place and networking platform for theatre professionals.
|Alexandra Pirici: "Turning Monument" © Tani Simberg|
The theatre festival is a project that develops together with its environment, whereby change is inherent to the nature of the festival. Baltic Circle supports the artists’ mobility and international collaboration. Together with its artists, Baltic Circle takes the stage art forward and takes an active role in both international cultural exchange and in the field of Finnish performing arts.
Baltic Circle brings contemporary international performances to Finland and brings new local talent to the fore, too. It is a community in which artists and the audiences can engage in discussion, raise questions and find new perspectives on the arts and the surrounding world. Apart from that, it is a meeting point for artists and audiences as well as an international performing arts laboratory. It is a community which offers artists space and time to experiment and try out new approaches. Baltic Circle is the launch point for artistic exploration as well as a context for presenting its results. The festival is a work of art that takes a stance and challenges its participants to engage in dialogue.
The Baltic Circle is dedicated to curious spectators and performing artists. There are about 1500 to 3000 visitors and participants at the festival each year.
The next edition will take place from 15th to 20th November 2016.
Baltic Circle collaborates with focal European and local theatre festivals and production centres. The festival organizes training programmes, seminars, workshops as well as discussions and actively participates in public debates on contemporary theatre practice. Baltic Circle commissions and co-produces new work, locally and internationally. Together with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme – and Kiasma Theatre, Baltic Circle has initiated a residency project for the contemporary theatre and the performing arts, which is the first of its kind in Finland.
From 9th to 16th November the Baltic Circle International Festival in Helsinki (Finland) will provide a stage for international theatre performances and contemporary art as well as for artist networking and open panels.
The Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival opens 13 November, and continues until 17 November in Helsinki (Finland). Contemporary theatre from the Nordic nations is the main portion of the program.
From 7 to 11 November the ARS BALTICA accredited Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival will take place in Helsinki (Finland) for the 17th time. Enjoy the multitude of performing artists!
From 16 to 20 November the ARS BALTICA accredited Baltic Circle international contemporary theatre festival will take place in Helsinki (Finland), both in theatre venues and on different sites in the city.
Have a look back at the stunning programme of this ARS BALTICA granted theatre festival!
Welcome to this International Contemporary Theatre Festival (17-21 Nov 2010) which is granted with the ARS BALTICA logo since 2007!
"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)